Imatge de l'autor

Derek Walcott (1930–2017)

Autor/a de Omeros

70+ obres 3,761 Membres 46 Ressenyes 17 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Derek Alton Walcott was born in Castries, St. Lucia on January 23, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in French, Latin, and Spanish at the University of the West Indies in 1953. He also began writing plays. His first play, about the revolutionary Haitian leader Henri Christophe, was produced in mostra'n més St. Lucia in 1950. He taught at schools in St. Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica while continuing to write and stage plays. His plays included Lone, Sea at Dauphin, Ti-Jean and His Brothers, Malcochon, and Dream on Monkey Mountain. He later wrote the book and collaborated with the singer and songwriter Paul Simon on the lyrics for The Capeman, a musical about a Puerto Rican gang member who murdered three people in Manhattan in 1959. He was a professor at Boston University from 1981 until retiring in 2007. His metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism, and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds His collections of poetry included In a Green Night, Selected Poems, The Castaway, The Gulf, Sea Grapes, Another Life, Omeros, Tiepolo's Hound, and The Prodigal. He received the Queens Medal for Poetry, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, and the T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection, White Egrets, in 2011. He died on March 17, 2017 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Crèdit de la imatge: From Owen Barfield Website

Obres de Derek Walcott

Omeros (1990) 1,144 exemplars
Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986) 521 exemplars
Selected Poems (2007) 176 exemplars
White Egrets (2010) 172 exemplars
The prodigal (2004) 127 exemplars
The Arkansas Testament (1987) 123 exemplars
Tiepolo's Hound (2000) 122 exemplars
The Bounty (1997) 115 exemplars
What the Twilight Says: Essays (1998) 106 exemplars
Midsummer (1984) 99 exemplars
The Odyssey: A Stage Version (1993) 93 exemplars
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
The Antilles (1992) 52 exemplars
The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979) 52 exemplars
The Fortunate Traveller (1981) 44 exemplars
Another Life (1656) 39 exemplars
Sea Grapes (1976) 32 exemplars
Morning, Paramin (2016) 29 exemplars
Remembrance and Pantomime (1980) 20 exemplars
Three Plays (1986) 17 exemplars
In a Green Night (1969) 14 exemplars
The Castaway and Other Poems (1969) 12 exemplars
Vinterlampor : dikter i urval (1991) 9 exemplars
Poems, 1965-80 (1992) 8 exemplars
Moon-Child: A Play (2012) 7 exemplars
Nelle vene del mare 4 exemplars
Sista karnevalen (1992) 4 exemplars
Café Martinique (2004) 3 exemplars
Pleno verano. Poesia selecta. (2012) 3 exemplars
Islas (1993) 3 exemplars
PLOUGHSHARES Vol. 13 No. 1 (1987) 2 exemplars
Pantomime 2 exemplars
Derek Walcott Reads (1994) 1 exemplars
Hvide hejrer : digte (2016) 1 exemplars
O Starry Starry Night: A Play (2014) 1 exemplars
Poemas 1 exemplars
Salsa 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,261 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions917 exemplars
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Col·laborador — 447 exemplars
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Col·laborador — 353 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 213 exemplars
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
The Art of Losing (2010) — Col·laborador — 199 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 174 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Col·laborador — 144 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Emergency Kit (1996) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions108 exemplars
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (2017) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (2001) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
One World of Literature (1992) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algunes edicions19 exemplars
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Out of Bounds: British, Black, and Asian Poets (2012) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Crosswinds: An Anthology of Black Dramatists in the Diaspora (1993) — Playwright — 10 exemplars
Poetry anthology (2000) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions6 exemplars
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars

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David Walcott a Fine Press Forum (febrer 2023)

Ressenyes

It would be welcome if OMEROS was accompanied by a tour guide.

"...when the sunrise brightens the river's memory."

Parallels with Homer's Iliad can be hard to find in St. Lucia and Africa.

So good that Ma of the No Pain Cafe finally searches out The Cure that we all might like to find!

Helen and Achille, Helen and Hector, Helen and Major Plunket...? And Hector's baby...?

We understand the characters and travels of Achille, Seven Seas, and Philoctete, yet so little about Helen or Hector.

The author as a main character delivered an unusual turn to the plot of rescues and hallucination.

I felt a connection with St. Lucia, yet little with Achille, Hector, or Helen.

And why did Maud bend to Helen's whims?

OMEROS = mysterious, mystical, inscrutable, cyclical, "con-fu-sion," and yes, inspiring.
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m.belljackson | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Apr 11, 2024 |
 
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salllamander | Feb 11, 2024 |
Ugh, I don't get it and the "verse" is just terrible.
 
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adastra | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Jan 15, 2024 |
Queen and Country was created by Steve McQueen in response to his 2003 commission by the Imperial War Museum's Art Commissions Committee to create a work in response to the war in Iraq. Inspired by the dedication and selflessness of the servicemen and women he met in Basra in 2003, McQueen devised the concept that each of the soldiers killed in the conflict be commemorated on official postage stamps. Using images selected by the families of the deceased, full sheets of stamps, one per soldier with their name and date of death, are displayed in vertical sliding drawers contained in an oak cabinet. Neither for nor against the war, Queen and Country, McQueen's dignified and moving response to his commission as war artist, is a work of personal tribute and commemoration. This commemorative book featuring 160 service men and women has been published on the occasion of the display of the work at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 20 March - 18 July 2010.… (més)
 
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petervanbeveren | Jul 11, 2023 |

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Membres
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